Review of Firefly Science Fiction TV Series
Best science fiction television show ever! It is a mixture of science fiction meets western TV series. The series revolves around the colorful crew of the spaceship Serenity, an old cargo ship that "Mal" Renolds captains. Captain and crew of Serenity take jobs transporting cargo and smuggling goods on the fringe of the Alliance, a centralized government of core planets. Mal and first mate Zoe fought against the Alliance during the Unification wars and strongly dislikes the government which is why they stay on the fringe where Alliance government control is weakest. The fringe of Alliance government is like the lawless Wild West of the 1800s in the United States. There is plenty of gun slinging and bar fights in the series! The series gets its name from their spaceship, whose dimensions are insect like and who's hind end glows, much like a firefly, when the gravity drive is engaged.
Sadly only 11 episodes were aired by Fox before it was canceled due to low ratings and high production costs. In 2005 a film based on the Firefly series called Serenity was made by Universal Pictures. It was hoped by fans that it would renew interest in the Firefly series with the possiblity that a new network would pickup the series. Sadly this did not happen. Despite Firefly's short "life" it still has a loyal following. The fans call themeselves "Brown Coats" a name given to resistance fighters, such as Captain Mal Renolds, during the Unification wars.
This series is available on DVD and is a great present for the science fiction enthusiest in your life!
Great film based on the Firefly TV series.
Firefly Theme Song!
Great Firefly Trailer!